Friday, 29 October 2010
THROUGH THE WIRE: NEWS (10/29/10)
Further to the news from Basketball Buzz on Allen Iversons Turkish delight. The legendary, pioneering guard is expected to sign with Besiktas this weekend. A.I. Agreed in principle to the two year $4 mill contract and is expected to debut November 8th. Expect a sellout game. Despite this European move Allen and Besiktas officials used New York to hold a press conference today. Want to know how the answer feels about this? Well when his manager Gary Moore was asked he simply replied, "He's ecstatic." Were happy too that Iverson has found appreciation in Turkey. Now it's time for A.I. to take his 24,368 career points across several thousand miles. Good luck Chuck.
Their claws may not have been enough for the Hawks talons on opening night but the Grizzlies are roaring into the beginning of their season ready to run, instead of walk in Memphis. The side have also scraped some important contract moves. The Grizz have exercised contract options on forward Darrell Arthur, center Hasheem Thabeet and most importantly star guard OJ Mayo. OJ's average of 18 per is enough juice for Memphis warranting another garnish of Mayo through to his fourth year. The former USC standout really is set to be a star in this league and the former Vancouver team Memphis a force in this league finally. Arthur's fourth year was exercised as was Thabeet's third.
New Chicago Bulls bruiser Carlos Boozer may have broken his hand but that doesn't mean the big free agent signing is left hungover from his injury. Booze still has no set timetable for his return, "I don't have a date. I won't know until I get my cast off and get the pins out." Still Carlos has his personal, private goals for returning but doesn't want to disclose these thoughts due to risk of high expectation and doubt. One thing that is for sure is that once 'Los returns Chi-City will again be on the rise. Most accidents happen at home and Boozer injured himself by tripping over a bag of ice at home. Now ironically Carlos hand is now on ice. Boozers still been hitting the gym hard as per usual and is keeping his conditioning up as per norm. The return prognosis for an injury like this is usually 8-10 weeks.
TIM DAVID HARVEY.